Grandmaster Flash and Tierra Whack will co-headline a Hip Hop 50 concert presented by The Broad this Saturday (Aug.26th). The concert is happening in conjunction with the exhibition Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody and a tribute to J.Dilla by DJs Monalisa and Wyldeflower with an appearance by IIIa J. The concert is the last event of the summer celebrating hip-hop at The Broad that featured monthly screenings of the PBS series “Fight The Power: How Hip hop Changed the World” and a conversation between Chuck D of Public Enemy, Lisane Basquiat, sister of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gil Vazquez, Director of The Haring Foundation, and Lorrie Boule, writer and producer of Fight The Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World about Hip-Hop and visual art.
The Keith Haring exhibit shows how hip-hop influenced the late artist with visuals of boomboxes, DJs and breakdancing figures. Grandmaster Flash’s foundational contribution to hip-hop on classics like “The Message” and “White Lines” changed the course of hip-hop. Tierra Whack, who can be currently seen in Netflix’s Ladies First, is a Grammy-nominated rapper known for her slick wordplay. She will perform music from her critically acclaimed Whack World, Whack History Month series and her Rap? EP as well as new material.
DJs Monalisa and Wyldeflower will play a set dedicated to late hip-hop production genius J.Dilla with an appearance from his brother IIIa J.
More Information about the event can be found at www.thebroad.org.